Twice a year, I sit in  a meeting at the county offices. A social worker, not associated with my daughter’s case, reviews the case to make sure progress is being made.  They want to make sure no child falls through the cracks.

I am happy to sit and hear others, professionals, talk about her progress.  It has been substantial – maybe not from an outside perspective.  But as a mom, who has cheered over every milestone, it is substantial.  I am very hopeful that she will continue to make progress.

The picture I have on my  wall in the back hallway has a picture of a turtle and these words: She knew where she wanted to go, and decided that steps, rather than speed, is how she wanted to get there. That picture always reminds me of my daughter…steps rather than speed.


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